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George Robert ALFORD

Regimental number458
Place of birthBirmingham, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSeaman
Address8 Little Cruickshank Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs A F Alford, 8 Little Cruickshank Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Chinese Naval Contingent.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 September 1932
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery, Victoria

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